30 Antiochus VIII, Mallus

SCADS47 Antiochus VIII SC 2290 Corr.

ANTIOCHUS VIII

MALLUS

Silver tetradrachm, Mallian Athena Magarsia type

CNG E Sale 229, 10 Mar 2010, 218, cf SC 2290

SC 2290 Corr.

Obv.: Diademed head of Antiochus VIII r., diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border.

Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ in two lines on r., ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ on l., facing cult statue of Athena Magarsia holding spear, rosette above each shoulder.

Mintmark (on obv., behind neck): M

mono4

Controls (left, beneath inscription, and right, beneath inscription)

Reference: Tupelo, MS, B. Bowlin collection, ex CNG EAuction 229, 10 March 2010, lot 218.

Struck from the same dies as SC 2290, but with the lower r. control added. The form of the left control is also corrected here.

For the Seleucid coinage of Mallus in general, see A. Houghton, “The Seleucid Mint of Mallus And the Cult Figure of Athena Magarsia,” in Studies Mildenberg.

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